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Old 01-18-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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Hello:

Random question, but I just moved into a house, renting, in Grand Prairie that has it's mailboxes group together at the end of the street.

The landlord never gave me a key.
Do I take my lease to the Post Office and they give me a key?

Any help is appreciated.
Thank you!
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Old 01-18-2012, 07:42 PM
 
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yes, go to the post office with either your lease or a utility bill. I always do this for my tenants and you could call your LL and ask for a key.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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yes, go to the post office with either your lease or a utility bill. I always do this for my tenants and you could call your LL and ask for a key.
Ask the Landlord. Otherwise I think the USPS will charge you.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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I had to go to the Post Office with my rental agreement for a replacement key as well.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:58 AM
 
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I own a bunch of real estate - including some condominiums that have grouped mailboxes like that - the best solution will be to drill out and replace the lock. It's VERY EASY.

- Just get a battery powered drill with a medium sized bit, and drill all the way through the lock on your mailbox (drill directly through the key hole)
- Use a screwdriver to open the mailbox after you drill all the way through, though it probably won't even be necessary. The door should swing right open after you drill through the lock
- Get a $6 "mailbox lock" from Home Depot ... and just replace your existing lock with it.

It takes 5 minutes. I have done it 20+ times.
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